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Claire Edgley

About Claire

Regarding filmmaking, I am a career changer fresh off the boat, with various strands of influence having slowly come together to lead me to decide to embark upon a different career path. Firstly, I started regularly going to the cinema whilst living abroad after my Bachelor’s degree, initially using it as a learning tool for improving my German. I began developing a stronger interest in cinema, which came with me after I left Germany. However, a more recent experience, getting a brief but beautiful insight into how films are actually made, piqued my curiosity further. I was involved in a BBC documentary, where I spent the whole day side by side with a self-shooting PD. Since then, I now often find myself watching films through the lens, from the perspective of the camera operator taking the shot. I am now hyperaware of the work that goes into any film I watch, always taking note of all the different shots that are taken, in order to make a film visually attractive, creative, and inspiring. I have also developed a good friendship with the camera operator I worked with, which has provided me with occasional glimpses into the world of media and film production since we met. Originally a linguist who then went on to study environmental sustainability, I have come to realise an important aspect about myself: I am fascinated by humans, their history, their interactions, and their futures. These interests make me want to explore and research our story further, however, after completing my Master’s degree, I came to the realisation that the career path I originally had in mind would not be possible. Sitting in front of a computer writing for the next forty years of my life began to seem undesirable, and even impossible. But I still wanted to contribute to communicating about the world’s issues and potential solutions; just not in written form. So my formerly mentioned inspirations drove me towards the idea of working in filmmaking instead. I have begun learning about basic camera operation and have participated in a few volunteer and class shoots, however, I know that I am still at the very beginning and have a lot to learn. Nevertheless, I have various skills and personal traits, such as my attentiveness to detail, or patience and perseverance with any task I am given, which will be beneficial in my formative journey towards being able to contribute to telling the world’s stories through film.

Locations I would like to work
Production areas I would like to work in
Floor Runner / Set PA, Camera Trainee / Assistant, Edit Trainee / Assistant
Non-Production areas I would like to work in

Showreel & Photographs


Skills & Experience

Driving license
Full UK

Software Experience

MS Excel
Competent
MS Powerpoint
Competent
MS Word
Competent

Education

2014.
Keele University
Environmental sciences

2009.
Coventry University
Italian language

References

Benedetta Tamagnini,
Project Manager, Kosmos Traduzioni

- I currently collaborate with her on a regular basis for translation and proofreading projects.


Deborah Jackson,
Assistant Manager, Mark Warner

- I worked alongside her at the Hotel Cristallo, in Courmayeur, Italy, on the front desk.